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Thumbs up FS: 1983 380SL Signal Red (European Model) Both Tops

I am asking $5,500 OBO. I will seriously consider all reasonable offers... With a little work this car could easily be converted back to it's Euro roots...

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL (European Model) Convertible With both Cloth and Hard Tops

This is a European version of the car, it is not the model sold in the US, this was original intended for the German market. It was fully converted to US spec when imported, so no customs issues exist. I have clear title and is fully insurable/Registerable in the US... There are no issues with titling or registering it.

I am listing my toy and project of the last 2 years, My 1983 Mercedes Benz 380SL, Signal Red, Factory Rear Bench Seat, (European Delivery Model) with numbers matching hard top. 128,695 miles on the Odometer (probably closer to 129,000 miles though slipping ODO). (It was converted per US regulations when imported so the bumpers and headlights are all US Spec, but the mounting points and original wiring are still underneath, my ultimate goal was to return her to Euro look and feel, the way she deserves. but I never got the chance.)

Vin # WDB10704512019811

First a little background:
I bought this car in 2010, The Car was originally bought in Germany and driven in Europe for a few Years, then imported to Florida. From there it moved to Mississippi, then sold to a dealer in Tennessee (Where I picked it up) and I brought it up to Ohio. I have confirmation that while in Mississippi, at the dealer in Tennessee and here in Ohio the car has always been garaged. I put some work into the car as it is a solid driver but needs some cosmetic work. (see below).

I love to drive this car but unfortunately I have had some serious vision problems recently and can no longer drive. So sadly I have to let my toy go to a new good home so she doesn't just sit around. I'm not in a hurry to sell, so please serious buyers only. I welcome anyone who wants to come take a look and test drive it.

European 3.8L V8
Power Door Locks
Power Windows
Rear Seat (US models only came with a shelf in back not the seat)
Heated Seats
Factory Dual Zone Climate Control
add on AC (I have it disconnected though since it's a top down car for me)
CD player
"bundt cake" original rims
All Mounting and wiring for European lights/bumpers intact
No air bag

Since I bought it I have:
New German Cloth Soft Top (2012)
New Tires (2010)
New Battery (2011)
New Starter (2010)
New Rear Brakes (2011) (Rotors, Calipers, Pads, Lines)
New Belts (2010)
New Cooling Hoses (2011)
New Vacuum Lines (2010)
Center Console Wood Replaced (2012)
Rear Valance Replaced (2012)
Power steering tightened, hoses replaced (2011)

The Car runs great, it has never failed to start or ever quit on me, I've driven her on Many classic car runs around the Midwest.

There are no liquid drips under the car.

What it still needs:
A rip on the front Driver Seat
Paint work (It has been repainted at some point but it can use some help. Plus there are some scratches on the trunk where the hard top has touched.) I would call it a 10 Footer, (Looks great from 10 feet away, the blemishes are only noticeable up close
It has high idle condition (runs @ 1200 RPM while in park/neutral but runs normally in drive) (This is probably just a computer swap out or intake sticking issue, should be simple to fix)
4small spots of Rust (Drivers & Passengers front fender small bubbling, trunk corner small bubbling 1 small bubble on left front by headlight)
Odometer slippage probably about to stop honestly (for the last 500 miles I noticed some mileage not being recorded.)
Trunk Springs need replacing (won't hold the trunk open)

It comes with the Numbers matching hard top, front rotors/pads (They are still good, but I bought a complete set when I replaced the rear), 2 sets of keys, and a car cover.
I have free/clear title in hand.

I welcome you to come and see it if you live in central Ohio...

I've tried to let you know about everything I can think of about the car but please feel free to Message me with any questions! Please use the PM system to contact me I have loads more photos and can get shots of anything you would like to see!

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